Aw, that was so sweet of you to do that for him! I'm sure he loves it! And if it makes any difference, I WOULD buy da book if I had the fiat greenbacks to do so. ;)
I am also stranded on an island. Is there any chance of me getting a free book as well?
I am glad you included Poll, the parrot, in the painting you so carefully chose. I just hope he doesn't try and grip the inflatable lawn chair with his talons.
I use Google reader to track blog activity. You have got me thinking though. Perhaps I need to update my blogroll?